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How to Fight a Red Light Camera Ticket in Texas

Running a red light in Texas typically leads to demerit points on the offending driver’s license as well as fines. The state relies heavily on traffic cameras to issue citations for red light violations, but these tickets aren’t always justified. What happens if you receive a red light camera ticket in Texas for an unwarranted… read more

Understanding “Dismissed Without Prejudice” Statutes

When a plaintiff brings a civil claim against a defendant, the plaintiff may not have the option of pursuing further legal action if he or she settles the matter or wins at trial. However, some procedural issues may lead to “dismissal without prejudice,” which essentially means that the court dismisses the plaintiff’s claim, but the… read more

What Is an ALR Hearing in Texas?

If a Texas driver commits a serious moving violation, a driving under the influence (DUI) offense, or any of the following traffic offense, the driver will face an Administrative License Revocation (ALR). Some of the possible reasons for an ALR include: Failing a blood or breathalyzer test during a police stop. In such a case,… read more

What Is the I-797 Notice of Action?

When submitting a request or application to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you will likely receive a copy of Form I-797 at some point. This form is a request for a specific type of information, depending on the variation of I-797 you receive. While it’s not possible to fill out Form I-797, this… read more

Reasons a Passport is Denied in Texas

When you are in possession of an active legitimate passport, it is the key to traveling both in and out of the country without problems. Due to an increased focus on national security, the U.S. government may deny or revoke your passport, which can lead to complications. Because of the complex legal matters involved, you… read more

Texas Fake ID Laws

Fake IDs are an unfortunately common method for people to try and pass themselves off as an age or individual whom they are not, usually to conduct activities they can’t do legally. One of the most widespread uses of fake IDs is for college students and minors who wish to purchase alcohol underage, but there… read more

What Is Considered Indecent Exposure in Texas?

Indecent exposure may not be the most serious sex-related crime, but it is still a serious offense. In most cases, indecent exposure happens when a person exposes themselves for sexual gratification to another individual. Texas Penal Code 21.08 treats indecent exposure as having three main components: Exposure of anus or genitals The intent to arouse… read more

Romeo and Juliet Law

Sexual assault is a serious crime that has severe consequences under Texas law. Assaults of either an adult or a child can lead to prison time, large fines, and your name listed on the Texas sex offender registry. However, not all cases of sexual assault are violations of consent – some can happen when the… read more

MOEP and Protective Orders in Texas

The justice system in Texas strives to prevent further harm to victims of violent crimes and protect their families as well. A Texas magistrate can issue a Magistrate’s Order of Emergency Protection (MOEP) to protect the victim and his or her family from an individual arrested for family violence, sexual abuse, aggravated sexual assault, stalking,… read more

ICE Arrests and Deportation Statistics for 2017

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been a topic of public debate recently due to the Trump administration’s strict stance against illegal entry into the United States. ICE identifies and arrests illegal aliens who pose a danger to public safety or who have undermined the United States’ immigration laws. The President’s Executive Order 13,768,… read more